Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 18, 2012- Aaron Shurin Part 2!

This past Saturday, we played part 2 of our interview with Aaron Shurin, which concluded our talk about his new book Citizen, recently published by City Lights Books. We touched on how characters emerge in the book, including the use of gender in the text. Again, Shurin generously shared his process with us and how this book benefitted from a 'permission' to intensity that he reached at this point in his wonderful writing career. We got to sink our teeth into his complex, 'exuberant' language and hear him read quite a bit from the book. We started to talk about how (political) content is tackled in poetry without slipping into the didactic. Click here to listen

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